Monday, September 11, 2006

2,996; A Tribute to Glen J. Wall

A Tribute to Glen J. Wall – age 38 – Senior Vice President for Cantor Fitzgerald, World Trade Center. Glen was from Rumson, New Jersey - victim September 11, 2001

I didn’t know Glen.
I did not know him, but I want to honor him.

I look at the photo of Glen and try to imagine what kind of man he was. A husband and a friend says, "Glenno" we miss you. Miss your sparkling eyes and smile. You had a great 38 years." Your pal Eagle. How many knew him? How many grieve his loss? How many remember?

Today, I grieve the loss of Glen J. Wall.
Although I didn’t know him, he represents the thousands of people who lost their lives on September 11th.
I offer a prayer for his loved ones – that they may be comforted. That they may feel the arms of America around them today, holding them.
May they feel a peace that surpasses all of their understanding. May they feel God's love today in a way they've never known before.
And may God bless them today and every day.

Glen, perhaps we’ll meet one day in Heaven. I would like that.

Today, I honor you, Glen J. Wall - and promise that I will always remember.

Meet Me In the Stairwell

You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001? Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke-filled room with a man who called his wife to say "Goodbye." I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is okay...I am ready to go."

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. "I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!" I said. "Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now."

I was at the base of the building with the priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me...this way...take my hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to go."

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

Love, God

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char said...

Where I was on 9/11/01...
I was going to court to get guardianship of my mom. She had Alzheimer's and was declared legally incompetant. I couldn't stand the state of NC owning my mother, so I retired from the Army and came to NC to take care of her. When we were walking to court from the lawyer's office, the first plane had struck and it was still thought to be an accident. How the world had changed by the time I walked out of court that day....

I didn't know it until later, but a good friend LTC Karen Wagner, was killed while working at the Pentagon that day. Just doing her job, and *poof* she's gone. There is a building named for her on Ft Sam Houston, TX. She was a true American hero, and one of the first casualties of the war on terror.

Jada's Gigi said...

I love that message from God, haven't heard it in a while. and as Tiny Tim says God bless us everyone...its been very eyeopening to live in the years since 911

Sara said...

still too much to bear; too important to push away. thanks deb.

BrassyLady said...

Thank you for sharing Glen's story with us..

My thoughts and prayers were with all the families on this 5th Anniversary of 9/11.

God bless you,

BrassyLady (2,996 blogger)

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